St Barnabas Hospice encourages Lincolnshire residents to ‘Go Yellow’ for its 38th birthday

Next Thursday (June 11), St Barnabas Hospice will celebrate its 38th birthday in style by encouraging the people of Lincolnshire to ‘Go Yellow’.

Help celebrate St Barnabas Hospice turning 38 by embracing all things yellow. EMN-200206-161841001
Help celebrate St Barnabas Hospice turning 38 by embracing all things yellow. EMN-200206-161841001

Now that summer has arrived, birthday plans for St Barnabas Hospice are in full flow.

The hospice will celebrate its 38th birthday on Thursday, June 11, and is asking supporters to get involved in true ‘yellowbelly’ style.

St Barnabas Hospice has made a list of yellow activities for all ages to get involved in.

These include dressing up, baking, making a window display or taking part in a yellow-themed Wine and Wisdom Quiz with Lincs FM presenter and Hospice supporter, John Marshall.

The quiz will take place on Facebook LIVE on Friday, June 12.

On the evening of June 11, Lincolnshire landmarks, businesses and organisations will be lighting their buildings yellow in support of the hospice movement and to help bring a little sunshine into these uncertain times.

Businesses getting involved include Doddington Hall and Lincoln Castle, and St Barnabas Hospice is asking more businesses to join in too.

Email [email protected] if you have lights that you are able to turn yellow.

Lincoln Cathedral will also host a blessing to honour Saint Barnabas, the Hospice’s namesake, and all the staff, patients and families who have received care from the Hospice.

John Marshall, Lincs FM Presenter and St Barnabas supporter said, “Having experienced for myself the wonderful work the Hospice does in supporting patients and their families, I’m keen to support them in any way I can. I’m really excited to be part of Go Yellow and who doesn’t love a good quiz?”

Caroline Swindin, Fundraising Development Manager at St Barnabas Hospice added, “We are so grateful to everyone who has already decided to get involved with our Go Yellow campaign.

“It will be wonderful to see Lincolnshire being turned yellow as the colour is so symbolic both for hospice care and for Lincolnshire residents.

“We want to see people of all ages getting involved, so please share your pictures and videos with us on social media and use #GoYellow.

“A personal favourite idea of mine is a yellow Treasure Hunt. Take your children out around your city, town or village and set them on a trail to list as many yellow items or items beginning with the letter ‘y’ as they can find!”

St Barnabas has shared some fantastic resources on their website including a Barnabas Bear colouring sheet, make your own sunglasses, a cardboard collection box template and Go Yellow rosette.

To make a £5 text donation, text SUNSHINE to 70660.

Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/goyellow to view the resources and list of yellow ideas.